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From Hiking To Hot Pants

dorset county museum

9:19am 10th September 2012

An exhibition celebrating the history of Dorset's youth clubs has been unveiled at Dorset County Museum.

Called - 'Hiking to Hot pants, Tents to Twister', it's the culmination of a year's effort from 12 young people who put in over one thousand hours of volunteer work to tell the story.

They've used a visual timeline and artefacts such as bags and banners from youth clubs of old.

The exhibition is supported by the Dorset Youth Association (DYA) through the Heritage Lottery Fund and will be open to the public until 20th October.

Guests at the unveiling included current youth club members, veteran leaders and Trustees (four of whom have received MBEs) and senior decision-makers in Dorset.

Dave Thompson, Director of DYA, said: "I am really proud of the commitment shown by the young people and support offered by staff. The group learned many new skills from older members of the community, volunteers and staff which helped them to produce the exhibition and to celebrate a unique part of Dorset's heritage."

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